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Journal Articles Physical Review A : Atomic, molecular, and optical physics [1990-2015] Year : 2007

Systematic study of high-order harmonic optimal control by temporal pulse shaping of laser pulses

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We explore experimentally and numerically the physics underlying the optimization of high-order harmonic generation by intense laser pulses, whose temporal profile is tailored by a learning genetic algorithm. Based on a large set of optimization data obtained under different generation parameters, we show that the algorithm converges toward a class of very special profiles on the leading edge of the pulse. The behavior of the harmonic signal is then compared with theoretical simulations based on the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, allowing one to identify separately the role of microscopic and macroscopic phenomena in the temporal dynamics of high-harmonic generation and optimization.
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hal-00515698 , version 1 (07-09-2010)

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Olga Boyko, C. Valentin, Brigitte Mercier, Ch. Coquelet, V. Pascal, et al.. Systematic study of high-order harmonic optimal control by temporal pulse shaping of laser pulses. Physical Review A : Atomic, molecular, and optical physics [1990-2015], 2007, 76 (6), pp.063811. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevA.76.063811⟩. ⟨hal-00515698⟩
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